16/12: Marriage Migration and Integration (Speaker: Dr. Evelyn Ersanilli, the University of Amsterdam)
In this seminar Dr. Evelyn Ersanilli will present the results of the book Marriage Migration and Integration Integration’ (Palgrave) by Katharine Charsley, Marta Bolognani, Evelyn Ersanilli ,and Sarah Spencer. The seminar will be held from 15:00 to 16:00 CET on Zoom (link in location above).
“In Britain, and across Europe, concern has been increasingly expressed over the implications of marriage-related migration for integration. Children and grandchildren of former immigrants marrying partners from their ancestral ‘homelands’ are often presented as problematic in forming a ‘first generation in every generation,’ and inhibiting processes of individual and group integration, impeding socio-economic participation and cultural change. As a result, immigration restrictions have been justified on the grounds of promoting integration, despite limited evidence.
Marriage Migration and Integration provides the first sustained empirical evidence on the relationships between marriage migration and processes of integration, focusing on two of the largest British ethnic minority groups involved in these kinds of transnational marriages – Pakistani Muslims and Indian Sikhs. The book offers much needed new grounding for both academic and policy debates. It examines processes in multiple interacting domains, such as employment, education, social networks, extended family living, gender relations and belonging.
You can order the e-book or hardcover from the Palgrave website https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030402518 . Use code PM20TWENTY4 to get a 20% discount (until December 31, 2020). “